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Layered salad recipe at lynnecurry.com.

Layered Salad in a Jar

This recipe offers a basic formula for making a single to-go layered salad. You can vary it based on the grains, greens, cheese and dressing you have on hand so that no two layered salads are alike. I've found this to be a great participatory kid's school lunch.

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Lynne Curry


  • 1/3 cup bulgur or other cooked grains
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinaigrette
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon toasted pumpkin seeds


  1. Scoop the bulgur into the bottom of a clean pint jar. Drizzle in the balsamic vinaigrette. Pack in the salad greens, top with the tomato, feta and seeds. Secure the lid.

  2. Before eating, stir the salad from the bottom to blend well.